Hi, folks! Bibi here with a fun hands-on project!
I was flipping through some old stamp magazines the other day when I saw a card in the shape of a hand. It was made from a template, but hey - who needs a template when you already have one at hand?
I traced my hand on a piece of cardstock, cut it out and used that template to make three more hands. If you trace your own hand four times, chances are the cardstock hands won't look exactly the same - but maybe that's what you want.
All the hands were cut out of white cardstock. I smooshed some Distress ink using foam applicators to color the hands, then lightly misted them with water for the speckle effect I like so much. I also used the Face-lifting technique to highlight some areas. The hands were bound together using eyelets and a string of cotton lace that I dyed with Distress inks.
Before I added glitter glue to the nails, I painted them with a white marker to keep the ink underneath from seeping through the glitter.
Welcome to my nail salon!
A bird in the hand ....
All stamps are from the sheet #B3-M: A little birdie told me.
... is worth more than two in the bushAll stamps are from the sheet #NP1-M: I Love Leaves
Let there BEE music!
Stamps: #A1-5C Large Bee, #M1-4H Sheet Music, #BK2-4E: Lace,
#BK1-1E: Grunge Swirls, Hand stamp from #BK2-5G: Collage Elements
Anyone can do this ....
Paper doll stamp from #BK1-7G: Collage Elements,
Sentiment from #SET2-M: Think Again
The sentiment in a frame was stamped on the dark background, then I used the Face-lifting technique to make the area inside the frame lighter. Be careful with that red ink or you might get caught red handed! *
*To be taken with red hand in ancient times was to be caught in the act, like a murderer with his hands red with his victim's blood. The use of red hand in this sense goes back to 15th-century Scotland and Scottish law. Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe (1819) contains the first recorded use of taken red-handed for someone apprehended in the act of committing a crime. The expression subsequently became more common as caught red-handed (Quote from Wiktionary.org)
A handful of stamps from Rubber Dance: www.rubberdance.com
Pencil to trace your hand
Inks (I used Distress and Black Archival)
Thank you for stamping by. I hope you liked my handiwork! :-)
To find the stamps used in this article, and many more, visit the Rubber Dance website: www.rubberdance.com.
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